Internet Gets Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
A huge number of people disapproved of the decision to award Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize but one of the nominees this year will likely cause even more debate.
The BBC reports that the Internet is said to be among the 237 individuals and organizations nominated for this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee decided the shortlist of nominees on March 9, however the list is never publicly announced. That said, nominators are free to divulge who they put forward, and according to the BBC, 2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi and Nicholas Negroponte, the founder of the OLPC foundation, which developed the $100 laptop, support the nomination for the Internet.
The Internet was submitted for helping advance "dialogue, debate and consensus." We'll find out on October 9 if the Nobel Peace Prize (and it's $1.4 million reward) will be awarded to the Internet.